Like Father Like Son: Wahlert Inherits Dad’s Love of Vehicles

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Daniel Wahlert always enjoyed driving his late father’s 1966 Shelby GT350.

Now he has his own.

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Jim Wahlert

Last year, Daniel bought a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – the same car, just 50 years newer.

A service consultant at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, Daniel’s love of vehicles was comes from his dad. Jim Wahlert was an avid classic car collector.

 

“Out of all the cars he had, the ’66 Shelby GT350 is my favorite to drive,” Daniel said.

IMG_0433The 1966 Shelby has a Holman Moody engine with 356 horsepower and dual 4 BBL carburetors. Jim bought it in August of 1978 and had it restored 19 years ago, when Daniel was 12 years old.

 

 

 

Daniel ordered his Shelby to match his father’s – white with blue stripes. Its 5.2L V8 engine produces 526 horsepower, 429 lb-ft of torque, and goes from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.20170616_16415722

“It’s amazing how far the technology in the vehicle has come in 50 years,” he said.

With a redline of 8,250 rpm, it is Ford’s highest-revving production V8 yet.

 

Daniel’s 8-year-old daughter, Adeline, isn’t quite as fond of the Shelby.

 

“She said ‘It’s too fast and too loud,’” Daniel said, laughing. “Those are the reasons I bought the car in the first place!”

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Father’s Day Breakfast with Boy Scout Troop 14

Everyone has their own way of showing their appreciation to their fathers on father’s day. Why not start out the day by taking your father out to a nice breakfast? Not sure where to go? May I suggest the Mid-Town Marina where Boy Scout Troop 14 will be serving a wonderful breakfast for you and your father to enjoy?

Sunday, June 19th is Fathers Day and Scout Troop 14 will be serving Eggs, Pancakes and Sausage from 8:00am – Noon to anyone who wants a great Fathers Day Breakfast to start off their day. We sat down with Clark Wolff, who works with the East Dubuque Boy Scout Troop 14, who was kind enough to give us some details of the event.

What is the main goal of this event?
The pancake breakfast is actually Troop 14’s main, and biggest, fundraiser for the troop. The kids that work the pancake breakfast actually earn money to go to camp. The proceeds earned from the breakfast are divided up amongst the boys and is used to help them with the cost of going to camp Klaus.

Camp Klaus?
Camp Klaus is a beautiful, permanent, camp site out by Colesburg. There’s a huge lake, about 10 camp sites, tents with wooden floors, big mess hall, shooting ranges, archery ranges, different crafts… it’s a really great time. The kids stay up there for a week and enjoy their experience.

How long has this event been going on?
This is our 20th year, it’s an annual event.

How many troop members help out with the breakfast?
Right around 20.

Is it open to everyone?
It’s open to the public and we have it down at the Marina. If it’s nice outside we will have the breakfast outside but if it’s rainy we put it inside. The Marina has been exceptionally nice for this event.

How many people go to eat the Breakfast?
Usually there’s about 400 people who show up to eat.

Boy Scout Troop 14 20th Anniversary Father’s Day Breakfast

Where:
Mid-Town Marina:
285 5th Street
East Dubuque, IL 61025-1412

When:
Sunday, June 19th at 8:00am – Noon

What:
The troops will have Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk & Coffee prepared.

Cost:
$7.00 per person. Children 5 and under are free.

Tickets on sale from Boy Scouts of Troop 14 or Call 815-747-6090 or 815-747-2221